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  • VOL. 8 NO. 45 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 FREE8 4545


    New automotive section launched

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    Hurricanes Rugby dominates

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    Quickload kicks off Trade Talks

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    Artist Charles Edenshaw honoured

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    Oil-by-rail wont be happening any time soon, according to the chief financial officer of CN Rail.

    Luc Jobin, who is CFO and executive vice-president, made the comments during the companys Oct. 22 earnings call after being asked about shipping crude to a B.C. port for export.

    Theres no project. Theres no infrastructure on the Canadian west coast to receive crude by rail. There is no project proponent. Theres really no support, he said.

    I dont think its in a kind of a near-term

    type of potential.However, CN CEO Claude Mongeau said

    oil-by-rail is a viable alternative and a part of CNs business.

    We move more than 99.997 per cent of dangerous goods to market without incidents and we have to keep getting better. And if we do, I believe we are a viable alternative

    to move all the energy projects products, including crude, he said, noting both heavy and light crude is currently being moved.

    We believe this is there to stay with us, as long as we continue to operate a safe railroad, which we are committed to do.

    In September, a government briefing note obtained by Greenpeace indicated Nexen was working with CN and the Prince Rupert Port Authority to select lands in Prince Rupert that could be used for the export of oil and just this month the provincial governments of both B.C. and Alberta signed a terms of reference agreement indicating if pipelines are not developed, rail will step into the void to deliver bitumen to the West Coast.


    A large, vocal crowd delivered one message to the City of Prince Rupert council at a public forum last week: Leave Westview Park alone.

    The forum was held to outline the possibility of the city creating a condominium complex on Westview Park and the adjoining lands.

    The city wants to develop a high-end, multi-family dwelling after identifying a need for one in the Quality of Life Official Community Plan in 2008.

    There are people in Prince Rupert that are getting older that no longer wish to live in houses and do the maintenance and landscaping required for an individual home, said Mayor Jack Mussallem.

    Leave Westview


    No support for oil-by-rail to the coast: JobinOil to remain a part of CNs business elsewhere

    Lisa Thomas / The Northern ViewThe living dead took over the streets of Prince Rupert on Friday night for the Third Annual Zombie Walk. Zombies could be seen visiting Safeway, The Rupert Square Mall, Tim Hortons and Overwaitea as they made their way through the downtown core.

    See WESTVIEW on Page A2

    Vocal opposition to citys plans

    That is the only park my children can

    play in.- Julie Slocombe

    Theres no project proponent. Theres really no support.

    - Luc Jobin

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    If there was a facility where they could have a condominium or townhouse ... in a nice area with a possible view, it would be welcomed and appreciated, Mayor Mussallem said.

    The city would sell the property, with the money going into the citys lands sale account and being earmarked for development of other lands within the municipality. It would also generate further funds by putting another piece of property on the tax roll.

    But the idea has met strong opposition; not to the condos, but to their suggested location.

    At a public forum held on the subject last Tuesday, city planner Zeno Krekic said the city looks at a number of considerations when planning a project, including ownership of land, land-use regulations, sensitivity concerns and if services are available. Considering those factors, Krekic selected an area on Atlin Avenue that previously held the Transition House, as well as the adjoining lands to the southwest. The land is owned by the city, is already developed making city maintenance easier, and the land is already fully developed with water, sewer and utilities.

    While the Westview Park and adjoining land isnt zoned for residential use, its located on a favourable, family-oriented neighbourhood equipped with an outstanding view.

    However, at the forum, Rupertites highlighted several issues with developing the area.

    A main concern is that Westview Park is home to a Great Blue Heron nesting site, known as a rookery.

    Krekic admitted the city wasnt aware of the rookery, but said the city worked with consultants who suggested a 60-metre buffer zone around the rookery.

    Prince Ruperts Cynthia Spilsted argued 60 metres wasnt enough when compared to other buffer zones, saying in Minnesota a 180-metre buffer around the outer edge of a

    rookery was required.If they go, they will not come back ... to build, then say

    oh dear, we made a mistake the herons are gone, [would be] a little too late because you cant give them an apology card ... were losing too much in this town.

    An issue for several of the meetings attendees was the potential loss of another recreational green space within the community.

    This entire parcel of land, which was intended for public use is even more valuable today ... people need these precious, undeveloped spaces, Atlin Avenue resident Leslie Rowlands said.

    Julie Slocombe, a mother who lives on Alpine Drive, said the loss of the park would mean her children would lose the only forest they can play in without crossing the highway.

    My children are outdoor children, they do not spend a lot of time in doors. They like to go trump through the forest, she said.

    That is the only park my children can play in.People also referred to the Quality of Life Official

    Community Plan (QLOCP), saying developing condos in the area would go against it. The QLOCP designates the area as P1, or public facilities, which restricts its permitted uses to park and recreation facilities, public institutional facilities, education centres, cemeteries, resource lands and activities and accessory buildings and structures.

    Krekic said the area could be rezoned by following the proper legislative process.

    It was also argued that creating condos at the Westview park and adjoining lands went against the QLOCPs suggestions for areas for new residential development within the plan.

    Emergency access was a concern for Atlin Avenue resident Linda Scott, who said within the community plan the section of town containing Atlin and Graham Avenue was not suggested for future development because of a lack

    of emergency access. I dont think any kind of increased residential density

    in that area is a practical thing to think about, Scott said. Other concerns expressed were that increasing the

    number of families in the area would mean an increase in traffic in a tight area. People said Atlin would need to be widened for safety, and questioned if the aging 2nd Avenue bridge was strong enough to deal with an increase.

    No one at the meeting spoke in favour of the idea, including city councillors Judy Carlick-Pearson, Nelson Kinney and Anna Ashley. All three said they were not in favour of a housing complex being put in the area.

    Lets keep our parks. We have to do it, Coun. Kinney said.

    Coun. Ashley reminded people the meeting was held to gather input on the concept.

    No decisions have been made. We are listening to everything that you say ... I do believe its a bad idea. But we have to let that democratic process happen, Ashley said.

    Krekic will give a report to council on the meeting before the end of the year.

    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewCity planner Zeno Krekic said the land being owned by the city and nearby utilities made it attractive for development.

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    By Shaun ThomaSPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

    We are, at times, pretty close to being closed down because of health concerns.

    That is how airport manager Rick Reed describes the dire state of the Prince Rupert Airport, and those who attended an Oct. 23 open house about a $7 million airport improvement loan from the City of Prince Rupert saw just how much the loan is considered a necessity.

    Among the information boards set out was one related to the seismic inadequacy of the building, which is at the minimal level of life safety in the event of a tremor.

    The building will likely be a total loss in the event of a significant earthquake, it read.

    Another board pointed to many issues related to the potable water found at the site and the need to address that issue.

    Canadian drinking water guidelines are not being met at several levels, it read.

    And if Prince Rupert is looking to compete with the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace, one of the information boards made it clear the current building just would not do.

    The washrooms, passenger holding rooms and offices ... are completely deficient and embarrassing by the standard of our

    regional peers, it read.But Reed said those concerns are just the

    tip of the iceberg.The building envelope itself is 50 years

    old and it is failing ... we had a roofing expert come in and he told us we have no time left with the current roof. But we knew that because it has been leaking for some time. We have had Rupert Wood N Steel coming in to do patch jobs, and when it rains we usually find a new leak for them to fix, he said, noting the wood in the frame is also rotting.

    We have had such tremendous problems with the toilets, both the mens and womens washrooms. Typically we have just two water closets working in the womens washroom and that is because of the problems with the sewer ... the bathroom that was built in the holding room didnt open because the sewer

    has collapsed.The cost of overhauling the building

    is expected to be $4.25 million, including the installation of luggage carousel in the baggage check area, with another $500,000 needed for a water treatment plant. The remainder of the loan from the city will be used to repair the access road, which one member of the Prince Rupert Airport Authority said was at crisis level, and repave the runway.

    Should the loan be approved, with less than 901 people signing opposition forms at City Hall, it will be paid back over 20 years with an annual repayment of $488,500. The money would come from airport users based on a three per cent growth in traffic through to 2018 and the airport user fee being raised from the current $14 to $24 and being held there after 2018.

    Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewThis diagram outlines the extent of work to be done on the interior of the terminal alone.

    YPR manager outlines current crisis

    Airport would likely close without loanCandidates forum scheduled

    By Shaun ThomaS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

    With just over two weeks to go until voters head to the polls to elect a new city councillor, a time and day has been set for the all-candidates forum.

    The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce has organized the event for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Lester Centre of the Arts. Further details in terms of a moderator and the format of the forum were still being worked out as of press time, but the forum will begin at seven p.m.

    Seeking election are Barry Cunningham, Larry Golden, James Kirk, Len Lovering, Wade Robert Niesh and Gurvinder Randhawa.


  • What does your vehicle say about you and what do you look for in a new car? Whether its lux-style, heavy-duty

    performance, safety or savings, were bringing you the best insight and offers each week in our new Driveway feature.

    Our local auto businesses are essential contributors to our economy and supporters of Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. In addition to custom stories, Driveway showcases whats hot on the local lots plus parts and service offers. Im pleased to introduce our new driveway editor, Keith Morgan, who welcomes your input at

    -Todd Hamilton, Northern View publisher

    Today, we are excited to introduce Driveway our new weekly automotive feature, designed to inform and entertain with brightly written stories from our made in B.C. team.

    Zack Spencer, co-host of Canadas highest-rated auto show Driving Television and voice of a nationally syndicated radio show, will tell you what is hot and not among the new models.

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    cent of car purchases; Alexandra Straub will help them make the right decision. In Near New, technical wizard Bob McHugh will pick out the best in previously loved cars. Ian Harwood will join us soon with his column Just Trucks.

    Yours truly will bring you the latest news from all of the international launches and auto shows and make sure Driveway speaks to all of our readers, not just car nuts.

    Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the B.C. New Car Dealers Association, shares our enthusiasm:

    The launch of Driveway is good news for readers as well as the B.C. auto industry, which is a $10 billion business that employs 34,000 direct and indirect jobs in the new car industry in this province.

    Car buyers throughout the province will now get the sort of auto news and information previously enjoyed only by residents of the larger metro areas. The breadth of the coverage will benefit new car dealerships of all brands by exposing a large new readership to their products. A knowledgeable buyer is good for all brands.

    - Keith Morgan, Driveway editorSee Page B7 to B16 for our new automotive feature: Driveway

    Anyone who has travelled from the Prince Rupert Airport to Vancouver will know its no secret that the terminal is in need of some serious updating.

    The airport is the first impression people get of our fair city when arriving in Prince Rupert, and the impression is probably not one that paints a pretty picture. It would be tough to argue that the interior is outdated, the washrooms look straight

    out of the 1960s and the building as you walk off the tarmac doesnt indicate youve arrived at a town on the go. Thats not to mention picking up your bag after someone has dropped it through an open frame as opposed to picking it off of a luggage carousel, but I digress.

    If Prince Rupert is to continue to have a viable airport, the

    Prince Rupert Airport Authority needs this $7 million loan from the city. No question about it.

    But what the airport authority needs just as much is, quite simply, the continued support of the people and businesses who live here. That, in fact, is something more important than the loan and is the only way this loan is going to work.

    People living in Prince Rupert and choosing to fly out of Terrace is a real head-scratcher. People have commented that flying out of the Northwest Regional Airport is cheaper or faster than good ol YPR. Thats simply not the case, although some choose to tell themselves that in order to justify taking their money out of town.

    Yes, you have to wait at the Prince Rupert airport when arriving or departing and sometimes that wait can be up to an hour. By the time you take the bus and ferry ride into account, it could be two hours. Newsflash: It takes about 90 minutes to drive to the Terrace airport, and you need to check in at least half an hour in advance. There is no time being saved.

    Flights may or may not be cheaper out of Terrace and there is no user fee associated with it. But the cost of fuel and paying for parking easily cancel out any savings there may be.

    For years, people have stressed the importance of shop local.

    Support Prince Rupert, fly local too.

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  • October 30, 2013 Northern View

    On the street

    Are feral cats a problem in Prince Rupert? With Martina Perry


    Yes. People should be responsible and get their animals spayed or


    Yes.I think so. Theres a lot of them.

    Yes they are, but they keep the stray rat population


    Letters to the editor Trade in coal keeps BC economy strongAccording to a 2010 assessment of British Co-lumbias coal reserves, the province contains more than 12 billion tonnes of potentially minable coal resources. At current rates of production, BC could continue to experience related economic benefits for several hundred years.

    British Columbia is responsible for producing 40% of the 67 million tonnes Canadas coal mining industry produces each year. Almost all of it is high-grade metallurgical coal used in the production of steel. With a value of $5.7 billion, this coal production provides significant economic and social benefits to communities throughout the province. More than 26,000 BC jobs exist because of the coal industry. Many are highly skilled and well-paid. In fact the average yearly wage for workers directly employed by coal companies is over $95,000, more than twice the average provincial wage.

    There are currently 24 coal mines operating in Canada, ten of which are in British Columbia. Four of these are located in the Peace River region of northeastern BCspecifically in the communities of Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge. These mining operations are the largest employers in the area, and the production from these four mines makes up approximately one-third of the total volume moving through Prince Ruperts Ridley Terminals. That figure is likely to increase in the coming years, as there are now more than 10 new mines in various states of proposal or permitting in the northeast region.

    The majority of BCs coal resources are located in the southeast Kootenay region, where five operating mines account for more than 75% of the provinces steelmaking coal production. They employ thousands of people in communities like Sparwood and Elkford. As in the northeast, there are several new mine sites under exploration or in other stages of development.

    In addition to supporting employment across the province, the coal industry in BC generates substantial tax revenue. In 2011, the industry paid $715 million in taxes, which includes $399 million generated by economic activity and $316.2 million in mineral taxes paid to the provincial government. These contributions provide critical support to the development and maintenance of infrastructure and government programs.

    Very little of the coal mined in BC is used domestically. Its value lies in its use in the process of steelmaking, and demand is strong in Korea, Japan and China. Therefore, the majority of our coal is exported through Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert, accounting for almost 22% of BCs total annual exports. As provincial production continues to increase in tandem with Asian demand for high-quality coal, BCs ports are already preparing for additional capacity with expansionsuch as Ridley Terminals ongoing Capacity Realization Project.

    The Province of British Columbia has always relied on the extraction and export of natural resources as its major economic driver. With ample reserves, investment from industrial interests, a strong and supportive labour force, and growing rail and marine capacities, BC is well-prepared to respond to growth opportunities and ensure the continued prosperity of communities from the Kootenays to the North Coast.

    Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

    Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port AuthorityINTO THE HOLD: Coal loaded at Prince Ruperts Ridley Terminals is used for steel-making and other purposes in Korea, Japan and China. The natural resource, extracted in communities like Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, is powering a construction boom in Asian countries.


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    Do we have a voice in LNG?Editor: The cleanest LNG in the world, and

    100,000 new jobs, are among the many promises being made by government and industry about the benefits of LNG development. LNG related projects are being announced almost weekly. There is strong support for LNG development from First Nations, whowhile are fiercely opposed to the Enbridge projectare determined to address the chronic issues of poverty in their communities. There is also support from folks who are simply trying to get by and welcome the economic boom we are in.

    And there is opposition: from First Nations who have refused permission for pipelines to cross their lands, to folks who dont want to see this region transformed into a Fort McMurray.

    Major resource development is never as easy as a press release by a Prime Minister, Premier or cabinet minister. While our region has seen dozens of developments proposed, and subsequently abandoned over many decades, weve never faced a push for major resource development that is so complex and challenging to understand as LNG.

    We live here because we were born here, or chose to be here. Its a good place to raise a family. We live here because of family and heritage, the wonderful richness of life in a small community or the overwhelming physical beauty of mountain towns and wild salmon rivers. But the economic issues weve faced regionally, as smelter jobs disappeared and the forest industry nosedived, are real. Its hard to appreciate the river, mountains and salmon when youre worried about taking care of your family. So we need to figure this LNG thing out.

    We know there are questions about LNG that arent being asked or answered, and both supporters and opponents are troubled about the sheer pace and scale of what is proposed. There are serious questions about air quality, greenhouse gases, increases in tanker traffic,

    First Nations rights and title issues, and social issues that havent been answered. Local health care experts, legal professionals and front line workers are already worried about rapidly increasing social problems associated with the present boom. Boom times bring drugs, violence (usually against women) and crime.

    And who do you believe, those that seem to be against any development, or the oil and gas industry?

    These are issues that need to be addressed if the northwest is going to remain the incredible place to live that it is.

    We need to talk about how much development is enough, the air we breathe and risks to salmon. And do we have a voice in whether our region becomes Fort McTerrace?

    Many residents are asking these questions. We dont presume to know all the answers to these questions, but we are going to try hard to present factual and unbiased information and provide a place where we can have a community conversation about these issues. If we fail to be fair and balanced in presenting information - we expect to be held to account.

    We know most peoples value systems extend beyond just money. Politicians and industry have not presented a balanced approach to these issues, so we, as citizens, need to do this on our own. Its our right, and our responsibility.

    Signed on behalf of Friends of Wild Salmon:Gerald Amos, Kitamaat

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    - Friends of Wild Salmon

    All must save the fisheryEditor:Every day that I fished the Skeena, the nets

    were out catching sockeye.This food fishery doesnt make sense to me.I watched where a lot of these nets were

    pulled, any pinks caught were unceremoniously booted back into the water dead.

    Sure doesnt seem to me to be a food fishery.The nets werent lifted out until the sockeye

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    sockeye run, not just the sport fishermen and the commercial fisher and myself, but every one.

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    An upcoming forum looks to educate people on what to do should the big one hit the North Coast.

    A Nov. 7 tsunami preparedness forum scheduled for Nov. 7 at Northwest Community College will include representatives from Emergency Management B.C., Environment Canada and the City of Prince Rupert providing information on what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

    In the last year there have been two tsunami warning triggered by earthquakes one last October and one in January. Prince Rupert fire chief Dave McKenzie, the man responsible for Prince Ruperts emergency plan, said the forum will include a presentation on the basics of tsunamis by a seismic specialist from Emergency Management B.C., as well as information on tsunami notifications from an Environment Canada weather services specialist.

    The forum will give insight into emergency response decisions made by

    the fire chief, including when door-to-door warnings or evacuation notices are mandated. McKenzie said after the tsunami warnings in Prince Rupert, people living near the harbour questioned why emergency response gave door-to-door warnings on Beach Place and Water Street, but didnt in neighbourhoods such as Atlin or Graham Avenue.

    Would you want to be woken up at 3 a.m. when its going to take a 1,000 foot wave to affect you? he asked.

    However, McKenzie notes it isnt a huge wave that Prince Rupert should worry about.

    Were not going to see a big wave like in Japan roll in. Weve got too many islands [surrounding us]. But if theres an influx of water coming in, everything raises up really slow and boom it drops. When it drops it drops quick and everything flows out ... if youve got a harbour full of freighters, one of them might beach on Beach Place. We want to make sure people move in case something like that happens, he said.

    We know a wave should never affect us, but theres still water and it needs to

    go somewhere. What are we going to do when that water comes in and goes away, and what kind of damage will it do. Thats what were worried about.

    A question and answer period will wrap up the forum, with McKenzie and Emergency Management B.C.s northwest regional manager Maurie Hurst fielding peoples questions. The tsunami public education forum will take place in the multipurpose room at Northwest Community College on

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    McKenzie reminds people to have enough water and food to sustain themselves for 72 hours, as well as clothing, cash, a landline telephone and batteries stored in their homes.

    Everybody is forecasting the big one is coming ... the idea is to be prepared, McKenzie said.

    Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewA Nov. 7 forum will educate people about Prince Rupert emergency response to a tsunami.

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    After more than 60 years of sitting on the ocean floor, plans are firmly in place to recover pollutants from a WWII U.S. Army vessel.

    The Canadian Coast Guard has laid the groundwork for a $50 million recovery mission of Bunker C oil and other hazardous materials from the U.S.S. Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski, which ran aground during a storm on route to Alaska in 1946. The vessel came to rest upside down on a steep underwater cliff near the shores of Hartley Bay, about 100 kilometres from Prince Rupert. The location of the Zalinski was unknown until 2003 when oil began to surface.

    Because the size of upwelling oil wasnt significant or continuous, the Coast Guard originally did patch work on the hull.

    The sense was that that was sufficient, but the last two years have told us [it wasnt], said Roger Girouard, the Canadian Coast Guards assistant commissioner of the western region.

    Weve seen a growing trend in terms of the amount of pollutants coming up from the vessel.

    Girouard said a cleanup is necessary given the deteriorating state of the vessel and the risk of a major leak.

    We decided the best thing to do was put in a lot of effort, clean it all up at

    once, be masters of our own destiny and manage what is now a fragile hull several generations after the sinking, he said.

    Dutch-company Mammoet was contracted for the recovery and, with sub-contractor Global Diving and Salvage, the Bunker C will be removed by method of hot tapping. The hot tapping process sees holes drilled into the vessel to access fuel tanks, which are pumped with hot steam. The steam increases the oils temperature, allowing it to flow and be pumped to the surface for safe disposal.

    The amount of bunker oil needing to be recovered is unknown. Girouard said the vessel left Seattle with an estimated 700 tonnes in its tank.

    She lost some on the night of the grounding, and shes lost some since then. What we have to do first off is estimate how much there is, he said.

    The recovery operation will also have Western Canada Marine Response Corporation on stand-by response in case of a fuel leak.

    Were building a pollution response plan around the worst scenario, Girouard said, adding he isnt expecting the worst to occur.

    We dont want to cause a pollution event ... we might have some small spills and upwellings, but the goal is to do this nice and slowly and safely to avoid any impact on the environment, he said, mentioning the Coast Guard has

    consulted with the Gitgaat and Gitxaala Nations to determine sensitive areas in the channel.

    Other hazardous cargo onboard, like lubrication materials, other fuels and paint cans, will be retrieved if possible. Ammunition on board will remain in place.

    While the cleanup hasnt started yet, the groundwork has been laid. The Coast Guard set up an accommodation village for workers two kilometres away from the Zalinski in Lowe Inlet and, because there was zero communications in the area, a satcom, data repeater, VHF repeater and a fourth communication site were set up in close proximity to allow connection with the instant command centre in Prince Rupert.

    All together, the clean up is expected to cost $50 million and will end sometime in December.

    The cleanup has been criticized by some who claim its being done as a political statement to prove Canada is able to handle a major oil spill. Dan Bate, communications officer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said this isnt the case.

    Its an environmental issue weve been dealing with for some time. Were now at the point where we feel the fragile nature of the ship requires immediate action, Bate said.

    All our planning to date has been leading up from 2003. The assertion that this is a very quick decision is not the whole picture of the story.

    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewDan Bate points to where a $50 million operation will take place later this year to recover Bunker C oil from th M.G. Zalinski laid to rest on a map.

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    Fall fun at Harvest Festival

    The Salmonberry Farmers Market hosted the Harvest Festival at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Oct. 26. The festival included games and activities, vendors and community group displays. From top clockwise: Brooklynn Woodrow, 7, carves a pumpkin; Brownies Amy Hill and Arianna Dahl sell Girl Guide cookies; Kassidy Main-Cooper, eight, catches attention with her hoola hopping; and musician Lance Clark provides entertainment.

    The best pie in Prince Rupert went to Lisa Nimko, who received a gift certi cate from Java.cup.The best jam went to Aurianne Duggleby for her mixed berry/lavender jam and second place went to Patty Rochon for her raspberry/blueberry jam.Best carved pumpkin went to Janette and Cheryl and second place went to Brockland. Best art was a tie between Jibou Bell and Sandra Callaghan.

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    CHSS Hurricanes rugby dominates northern championship

    On Oct. 5th, the Charles Hays Rugby Sevens team travelled to Smithers to take part in a playday.

    This is the inaugural season for Rugby Sevens in the high school, so this was the teams first taste of competition.

    The Hurricanes won their first game 17-5, with tries scored by Liam Robertson and Jesse Schaeffer.

    The Hurricanes then lost a tight one to Smithers 10 - 0.The final game saw the Hurricanes dominate a Fort St.

    James squad 33 - 0. Tries were scored by Brandon Skaar, Cody Schaeffer, and Robertson.

    On Oct. 19, the team travelled to Houston to compete in the Northern Championships. Few teams were in attendance and the Hurricanes took the opportunity to steal the show.

    In their first game against Smithers, the team was slow to get their head into the game and Smithers managed to earn a penalty try in the first half. After that, though, it was all Charles Hays as they ended up winning that game 19 - 7.

    They then played Houston and ran away with that game 26 - 0.

    For their final game, the two Lakes District coaches combined their teams to put their best players out on the field, which the Hurricanes promptly beat 24 - 17.

    Try scorers in this tournament included Tyler Winther, Casey Lennon, Steven Drodz, Robertson, and both Schaeffers.

    Next up for the Hurricanes Sevens: Provincials next April.

    Sevens find success in first competitive season

    The Charles Hays Rugby Sevens will be off to provincials in April after handily defeating the competition at the Northern Championships.

    Rampage fall to Luckies


    The Prince Rupert Rampage were hoping to carry the momentum from last weekends victory over the Terrace River Kings into a weekend doubleheader against the Houston Luckies, but made the trip back to the North Coast with two regulation losses.

    On Saturday night, the Rampage were on the wrong end of a 6-4 score against Houston, and looked to turn their fortunes around on Sunday afternoon.

    The Rampage were leading through the first half of the game with Kendal Stace-Smith and Justin Fontaine helping give the team a 2-1 lead midway through the second. But Houstons offence kicked into high gear late in the period and, when the buzzer ended to finish the period, the Luckies led 5-3, with Brad Deshane netting Prince Ruperts third goal. Houston was able to keep that pace going and took the 7-4 victory to complete the weekend sweep.

    The Rampage return to the friendly confines of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Arena Saturday night to host the Kitimat Ice Demons, a team that suffered back-to-back losses when they last laced up the skates against the Luckies and the Smithers Steelheads. The Rampage, currently sitting in a tie for last in the league with the River Kings, will be seeking their second win of the season.

    Look for complete coverage of that game in next weeks issue of the Northern View.

    Around the league

    The Smithers Steelheads hit the road with just 11 players this weekend, and the result was the end of the teams undefeated season. The Lac La Hache Tomahawks dominated the Steelheads on Saturday night winning 12-5. On Sunday, Smithers travelled to Quesnel to face the Kangaroos losing 3-2.

    The Kangaroos also took home the victory when they hosted the Williams Lake Stampders on Saturday night. The final score in that tilt was 7-5 for Quesnel.

    Despite the losses, Smithers remains tied with Houston for the top spot in the league with nine points, followed by the Kangaroos with eight points. The Stampeders have seven points, the Ice Demons have six points, and the Tomahawks have four points. The Rampage and River Kings have two points.

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    Amelia Pillsburys ashes returning to childhood home

    By Colleen MClaren PRINCE RUPERT / Special to The Northern View

    Im just the carrier pigeon taking my mother home utters Nora Young [Pillsbury] as she refers to her upcoming trip to Prince Rupert to distribute the cremated ashes of her mother, Amelia Pillsbury.

    Amelia, daughter of J.H. Pillsbury, civil

    engineer who spearheaded the construction of this special planned city, was born in the master bedroom at Pillsbury House, Prince Ruperts first and still standing permanent structure and family home.

    As a child, Amelia loved to go fishing in the harbor playing hooky from school. For three years its been weighing heavy on my heart as I attempt, fail and postpone facilitating this significant undertaking ... finally it is happening and I want the community to share the historic meaning.

    Let me digress and recount how it all happened. It was serendipity, Nora Young [Pillsbury] just happened to call Pillsbury House on the 100th birthday of our city.

    Her grandfather, J.H. Pillsbury, came in 1906 and Nora tells me he was the first non-native to set foot on the land and to built the first wharves. With his motley crew, Joel turned the first sod and raised the first sidewalks. He was the young engineer and city builder who originally constructed Prince Rupert, which was officially incorporated in 1911.

    Nora made her first call in 2011, during our city celebrations, at the very time the wonderful community, historic, musical performance, commemorating Prince Ruperts history, was playing at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

    On this lunch hour, during the centennial and very pivotal moment in our citys history, Nora, executive assistant, was sitting at her desk at the PEI museum. She took a notion to research the family name and address. Nora never dared to dream that the house could possibly still be standing proudly 100 years later or that the citys history might have survived.

    She was armed only with the admonition from her mom, Amelia, that she desired as her fondest wish to have her ashes distributed at her old beloved homestead. All this time, nearing 30 years now, Nora had held her mothers cremated remains as the dream of ever bringing them home had long ago all but been extinguished.

    Years pass, still clinging against hope, it is sadly becoming evident to Nora that as the main household wage maker, she and husband Michael will never afford the expense of her trip.

    Nora dials the number half expecting a no longer in service message only to get a current, welcoming and very much alive salutation. Thus begins a close binding friendship between yours truly and Nora. Soon we are on what seems like an ill-fated mission to repatriate the precious meaningful cremated remains to their final appropriate resting place.

    Three years later, we have been able to purchase the airline ticket so that Nora and her precious cargo, the ashes of Amelia Tremayne Pillsbury, can fly to our fair city.

    Nora will be visiting, exploring and staying in the family home and sleeping in the room where her mother was born. She will be in attendance at the Rainbows of Prince Rupert book launch and Multicultural event and will meet with officials and citizens of our diverse, hearty community.

    Amelias ashes will be released from Pillsbury house and some from the harbour. The time, date and logistics of the open house event accompanying the distribution of ashes will be announced later in this paper.


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    Monday Whist: Ladies 1st - M. Dickens, 2nd - D. Currie, Pool - M. Laporte; Menss 1st - J. Basso, 2nd - R. Basso, Pool - J. Basso and M. Stegavig.

    Thursday: Ladies 1st - Jane C., 2nd - M. Shrubsal and M. Weir, Pool - M. Shrubsal.

    Elections: Thank you to everyone who has put their name forward thus far to run as a candidate for election to our board. Boards play a very important role in society and we could not operate without them. Thank you to everyone who is a volunteer.

    Pancake breakfast this Sunday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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    My Voice Advance Care Planning Guides are available at the Seniors Centre. There was a very good information session held at the library last week regarding the guides and advance care planning. We are hoping to hold a session here at the Seniors Centre in the new year.


    On Oct. 31, hundreds will pack into the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre for the 26th Annual Halloween Festival.

    Its a time for children and families to enjoy a safe, fun night of activities. There will be a costume parade and over 20 different games that the kids can play and collect their treats from, said Bev Killbery of the Halloween Fest Committee.

    There will be lots of candy to give away through games such as Ghost Bingo, bean bag toss and Shoot the Ghoully, with candy bags being provided to those in need.

    There will be activities including guessing games, the costume parade and Monster Mash dance-off, with winners receiving prizes like Rampage tickets, gift certificates, gift baskets and more.

    But the prizes dont end there. There will be raffle prizes for different age categories, like a bicycle and helmet for the winner of the eight years and under category. For children eight to 18, a tablet will be given away, and for adults a round trip for two to any of Hawkairs northern destinations.

    Halloween Fest will take place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the civic centre on Halloween

    night. Following the event, people can enjoy a free firework display in the parking lot of the civic centre, starting at 8:15 p.m.

    Killbery said this is a safe and legal way to enjoy fireworks, as fireworks are banned in the city.

    The annual event is organized by the Halloween Fest Committee, relying on donations from businesses and individuals.

    Thousands of dollars worth of candy is required, with money being collected at Prince Rupert banks and civic centre.

    From top: Bev Killbery of the Halloween Fest Committee accepts a return trip to any point between Prince Rupert and Prince George from Michael Ismael and Nancy Blom of VIA Rail; Killbery accepts a return trip for two to Vancouver from Angelica Jesser of Hawkair; Killbery accepts a $1,000 cheque from Maynard Angus of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

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    Community Dialogue Community Dialogue is a collaborative promotional venture by BG Group and the Northern ViewNew Graduates from NorthWest Aboriginal Entrepreneurship ACE ProgramA local ceremony in Prince Rupert on Saturday, October 19, recognized the first group of graduates from Tri-Corps NorthWest Aboriginal Entrepreneurship ACE Program. This program, a partnership of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation and the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, enables Aboriginal people to launch their own successful businesses to meet the emerging economy in the NorthWest. BG Group together with our pipeline partner Spectra Energy partnered with this program

    to provide iPads and protective cases to students enrolled in the program. This first class commenced their studies on May 21 of this year and the smiles on students faces in this graduation photo speak to their recent academic experience. The second set of students started this program on October 15 with a third group anticipated in February 2014.

    BG Group congratulates Tricorp, UVICs Gustafson School of Business and the first graduates of the NorthWest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs Program.

    In other news, BG Group had the valuable opportunity over the summer and into the fall to meet with fishing representatives and other marine users around Ridley Island and along the shipping routes. We will soon be announcing dates for some upcoming open houses in the region and look forward once more to interacting broadly with the community.

    You can reach us via email at or a community telephone line which you can access at 1-855-683-6710. In addition, you can reach Herb Pond, Community Liaison Officer BG Canada, at 250-624-9443. He ensures that your views are widely shared with our team.

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    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewConstruction on the storage facilities at Westview Terminal is now complete.

    Pellet terminal on schedule


    Construction is now complete on the storage and loading portion of Pinnacle Renewable Resources Westview Terminal, although there is still some work to be done before operations commence.

    The big mechanical work is done, the cranes are gone, we just have to build the rail connections and we will be ready to receive trains, said Pinnacle president and chief operating officer Leroy Reitsma.

    Things are still on track for the arrival of the first ship in late November. Were still on target for commissioning the terminal in the fourth quarter.

    The first pour of concrete on the terminal took place on Oct. 31, 2012.


    The Prince Rupert Port Authority kicked off Trade Talks last week, a series that will provide insider perspectives on port operations and the trade business.

    The Trade Talks are to not only educate people in Prince Rupert about port activities, but also to illustrate the unique and innovative approaches that are being taken by port partners as they help build the Port of Prince Rupert, Michael Gurney, manager of corporate communications for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, said.

    Quickload Logistics director of corporate affairs Kristina De Araujo was the first speaker in the series, giving insight into the cargo handling companys operations. De Araujo said since its inception in 2007, Quickload has seen significant growth and has displayed innovation to help support its customers.

    Quickload Logistics president and chief executive officer Matt Holland and Kilmer Van Nostrand, Hollands investing partner from the Kilmer Group, launched the enterprise in 2007, with operations beginning on the same day the first container vessel arrived at Fairview Terminal. Today, Quickload has two operations to coincide with port activities: A container examination and warehousing facility on Ridley Island and a logistics centre on Watson Island.

    The first Quickload operation in Prince Rupert was the container examination facility, designed to

    accommodate the Canada Borders Services Agencys (CBSA) examination process. Any containers CBSA requires to be examined get brought to the facility.

    We have staff that unload the container while CBSA examines the goods. Then they reload the containers and bring them back down to the terminal, said De Araujo, who started with Quickload shortly after its inception.

    Quickload also stores containers that do not pass the CBSAs air quality tests until they are free of excess fumes. To help ensure containers get shipped out as soon as possible, Quickload created a special door to the venting yard that allows for increased air ventilation. Prior to this development, containers could get stuck in the facility for as long as several months.

    Quickload Logistics second undertaking is the logistics service centre on Watson Island, which has

    seen significant growth. Quickload purchased a small trans-loading company operating out of Watson Island that was processing about 10 lumber containers per week, and that number has increased to 300 containers per week. In 2012, the company diversified its offerings to include the mining sector.

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    Gurney said the Trade Talks series will continue, featuring terminal operators from Prince Rupert, as well as members of the port community from the trade corridor between Prince Rupert and Prince George.

    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewQuickloads Christina De Araujo speaks at the rst Trade Talk.

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    Florence Ruth LangdaleOct. 24, 1934 to Oct. 3, 2013

    Ruth passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 55 years, Ron, and her children, Martin (Pansy), Dennis (Bobbi), Patti, Rhonda (Kieron), and by her grandchildren, Brody, Kevin, Kimberly, and Clayton.A huge thank you to the Home Support workers, Dr.

    Flynn and Dr. Bastian and all of the nurses at the Cancer Centre.There will be a gathering to celebrate her life in the spring

    of 2014 in Prince Rupert.

    Wayne Alan Hill passed away on October 4, 2013 at St. Paul`s Hospital with his wife & daughter by his side. Wayne was born in Prince Rupert on April 6, 1946. Wayne married his high school sweetheart Gail in 1969 and moved to Nanaimo, BC in 1974 to further his career as a heavy duty mechanic. Wayne worked for 26 years at Nanaimo Regional Transit as an Equipment Supervisor and formed some very special friendships. He retired in 2007. After retirement he joined the team at Steve Marshall Ford. He is predeceased by his parents Trevor and Blanche Hill. He sadly leaves behind his wife, Gail; daughter, Khole (Faron); granddaughter, Brielle; niece, Amber (Travis and Arianna) and his brother Steve. People who knew Wayne enjoyed his quick wit, and gentle kindness. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather and un-cle whom no one will ever forget. The family would like to thank the ICU Team at NRGH and St. Paul`s who did everything in their power to help him as he fought valiantly until the end. An enormous thank you to Bob and Rose Wylie who without their support we would not have been able to make it through this difficult time. A celebration of Waynes life will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1 pm 3 pm at the Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Road, Lantzville. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the B.C. Children's Hospital.

    Wayne Alan HillApril 6, 1946 - October 4, 2013

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    It is with heartfelt sadness that we say goodbye to a very dear and special lady in our lives,Audrey Alice Wilson. Audrey passed peacefully in St. John Hospice, UBC. Born in Hazelton, BC, she was the third of six children, daughter of William and Lynn Wrathall, an early pioneer family who moved to Prince

    Rupert in 1914. Audreys father, a well-known photographer in the Northwest, left a legacy of

    historical photographs to the archives in Prince Rupert and Ottawa.As a young child growing up Audrey enjoyed

    many family outings, boating and picnicking on the beaches around Prince Rupert. Audrey loved her natural surroundings, spending much of hertime outdoors camping and hiking. Prince Rupert City Hall was her employer from 1937-1959. As the City Accountant, Audrey retiredto marry Gerald Christie and locate to Vancouver,enjoying a happy life until Gerry died in 1977. Audrey gained Gerrys family of three adult children and their families. On a visit to Prince Rupert in 1992, Audrey met an old friend, Bruce Wilson. Then in their 80s and young at heart, they married the following year and Audrey acquired an additional family, the Wilsons. They had six happy years travelling and visiting family before Bruce passed in 1999. In 2001 Audrey located to Shannon Oaks Senior Residence where she lived for 12 years, enjoying independent and active living amongst a caring community of friends and staff.Audrey loved to travel and did much of it throughout her lifetime. She remained active right up until shortly before she died making sure to get out daily for walks and to enjoy the beauty of the birds and gardens she loved. She embraced life to the fullest always enjoying the many outings at Shannon Oaks and the company of her family and friends. Audrey celebrated her one hundredth birthday last year with a gala party at Shannon Oaks. Her cousin Blair Little fulfilled her desire for a waltz on the dance floor. She satisfied our curiosity for living a long life: Do not take yourself too seriously, never miss a meal, exercise daily and live by your faith. It was time for our much loved little Angel to join the other Angels. Audrey leaves her extended families and friends to mourn her passing and to celebrate her long life. Audrey enriched our lives and we are grateful for having known her. Service will be held at Shannon Oaks at 1:30 pm followed byInurnment at 3 pm at Ocean View Cemetery, October 29, 2013. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon in lieu of flowers.

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    MACPHEE, Dora Phyllis (nee Arney), born in Prince Rupert, BC, July 6, 1919, passed away peace-fully in Prince Rupert on October 11, 2013, after a short illness. Daughter of Henry Arney and Eliza Slaughter, Dora was predeceased by her husband Angus Macphee, sister Betty Pedersen and brother Donald Arney. She is survived by four children: Ennis (Bill) Greene and David (Janice) Macphee of Prince Rupert, Margaret (Ross) Handel of Burnaby, and Norman Macphee of Victoria. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Michael Greene, Erin Trask, Leanne and Scott Macphee, James and Stephen Handel and Ian Macphee, along with great- grandchildren, Seamus and Lucy Greene, younger brother Ted Arney, and many nieces and nephews. Dora enjoyed growing up near the waterfront with childhood adventures across the harbour and Salt Lakes and memorable trips to the Queen Charlotte and Porcher Islands. Dora worked for G.W. Nickerson, War Assets and as a bookkeeper from home, later becoming a full-time mother and always providing love and care for her children and grandchildren. She obtained her drivers licence and first car when she was in her mid-fifties and volunteered her driving services to fellow seniors. She was active in the Prince Rupert Seniors Centre and enjoyed the warm companion-ship she received there on her daily visits. Her bridge and whist skills resulted in her competing around the province in many BC Seniors Games. It was with great pleasure that in her later years she was able to meet Jane (Arney) Osborn of Kent and reconnect with relatives that her young father had left behind in England. She maintained a keen memory until the end and loved to recount stories about people and events of her hometown. She had been an avid bowler and became a faithful watcher of the tennis open tournaments. She freely donated her kindness and shunned the spotlight. Doras accepting and generous spirit will be sadly missed by family and friends.Thanks to the staff and residents of the Summit Residences and Acropolis Manor where she lived in her final years and to Dr. Tse and all the supportive staff at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital who made her final days so peaceful.If you wish, donations in Doras name can be made to the Prince Rupert Seniors Centre. At moms request, no memorial service is planned.

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    Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Com-munity Band and Choir are seeking new mem-bers No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:30- 9pm at PRMS (for-merly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30-9pm at PRMS Band Room. Contact Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634

    Meals on Wheels program needs volun-teers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11am- 12noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250-622-6375 for further info.

    Girl Guide Leaders needed immedi-ately! Did you have a great experience with Girl Guides Canada? Are you available Thurs. evenings from 6:15 - 8:15? We need you. Adult females of any age are welcome, no experience needed, training provided, meet new friends, being a leader looks good on your resume. Contact Dawn 250-624-6450 or

    Scouts Canada - Scouting in Pr. Rupert. Meetings held at Pinridge school in the gym. Beavers aged 5-7 meet on Tues. 6:30-7:30pm Cubs aged 8-11 meet on Wed. 7:00-8:30pm Contact C. Green @ 250-624-3370

    A18 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The Northern View

    DISTRICT OF PORT EDWARDNotice of Public Hearing

    The District of Port Edward invites any interested persons to attend a public hearing to discuss a proposed

    amendment to the District of Port Edward Zoning Bylaw No. 540, 2013.

    The District is considering the amendment to the permit Temporary Use Permits to be issued throughout

    the District.

    The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 5th,

    in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm

    There will be an opportunity for members of the public to comment.

    For more information please contact Ron Bedard Chief Administrative Officer at the District Office 250-628-3667


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    Notice is hereby giveN that the Annual General Meeting of the Metlakatla Development Corporation will be held at the North Coast Meeting & Convention Centre located at 240 West 1st Avenue Prince Rupert, BC at 9:30 a.m. on November 13, 2013.

    All Metlakatla Band members over the age of nineteen are invited to attend. Metlakatla Development Corporation Directors and all subsidiary company employees are also invited to attend.

    items of business:1. To report on the business activities for the last year.2. To recieve and consider Annual Financial Statements for the year ending, March 31, 2013.3. To elect two directors by the share holders.

    By order of the Board

    Brenda J. LeightonSecretaryDated at Metlakatla, B.C.this 1st day of October, 2013

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    I am available for questions and to discuss any of your concerns.

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    CN says Fairview traffic loss is

    Vancouvers gainBy Shaun ThomaSPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

    Imports through Prince Ruperts Fairview Terminal are down 4.5 per cent so far this year compared to last, and CN senior management said it has a possible explanation for the drop in volume.

    CNs chief marketing officer and executive vice-president Jean-Jacques Ruest said some shipping lines have revised their pricing in 2013, which has taken container traffic from the North Coast.

    The two shipping lines that we deal with in Rupert have taken the pricing ... to the people who are doing business with us in Vancouver, and some of that business has moved from one shipping line to another, partly explaining why our revenues in Vancouver are up 30 per cent, he said during an Oct. 22 third quarter earnings call.

    It is what it is. Business moves from shipping line to shipping line. And in the case of Rupert, the two which are players in Rupert have actually maybe not done as well in the last six months as the two in Vancouver.

    Ruest also weighed in on the potential Canpotex terminal on Ridley Island, saying the possibility of such an announcement looks less likely.

    The world market for potash, I would say, has looked better in the past ... the market for potash probably needs to sort itself out first, he said.

    The Prince Rupert Port Authority did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Northern View.

    Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewThe staff of Carters Jewellers, celebrated the opening of the new Prince Rupert location on Oct. 24. The store, located in the former Mansons Jewellers location on Third Ave., will be managed by Teresa and Jerry Hlady, second and third from left.

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    Hospital ordered to reinstate IUOEBy Shaun ThomaS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

    The BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) has reopened the case between the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.

    In the initial filing, the union claimed the hospital acted in an anti-union manner in eliminating engineering positions by replacing steam boilers with electric boilers something the Labour Relations Board agreed with in its June ruling. At the time, the board ruled the members of the IUOE were entitled to compensation, but the LRB took it a

    step further in an Oct. 16 decision. This, however, does not mean the

    power engineer positions would have disappeared. As the union has pointed out in its uncontradicted material, in other hospitals of the employer where the same boiler change has occurred, power engineer positions have been retained ... the boards subsequent decision on remedy ought not to have the effect of accepting an argument which was not accepted in the first place, reads the ruling, noting it did not know if, when or how the boilers would be replaced absent the improper motivation.

    We order that the employees in

    the IUOE bargaining unit prior to the implementation of the initiative be reinstated to their power engineering positions with the employer.

    However, the board denied the unions request to attach further conditions prior to Northern Health taking steps in the future regarding the IUOE.

    We do not find that to be necessary in the circumstances on a number of bases. They include the fact that the employer agreed to reinstate the union and, as noted in the submissions, two of the key management members in respect to the initiative are no longer employed by the employer, read the ruling.


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    BY CPL. GLEN BRECKON MASSET / Special to The Northern View

    Masset RCMP responded to 23 calls for service from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21. This included two assault files, and three drunk in public files.

    On Oct. 17, two propane tanks were located in the bush near GM Dawson Secondary. If you are missing your propane tanks please come and see if these are yours.

    On Oct. 18, 2013 Masset RCMP stopped a truck driving on Collison Avenue with a car plate. The driver stated they were borrowing the vehicle from someone else. The vehicle had no insurance and they decided to put their car plate on the vehicle to drive it around. The driver was ticketed for having no insurance and misuse of plates. The driver was also ticketed for driving contrary to restriction as he was a learner driver and did not have a qualified supervisor with him. There are certain circumstances where a licence plate can be transferred and used on another vehicle, this was not one of them. If you would like to know all the criteria in which a plate can be transferred to another vehicle, please visit the ICBC website under the transfer of ownership section.

    On Oct. 19, the Masset RCMP was conducting a road check near the hospital. A vehicle approached and then attempted to avoid the check stop. The vehicle was eventually stopped and the male driver was suspected of being impaired by alcohol. The driver provided a sample of his breath into a road side screening device which resulted in a warn reading. The driver was issued a 24 hour roadside suspension as a result.

    In the early morning hours of Oct. 20, a Masset RCMP member came across a vehicle in the ditch in Port Clements. The owner of the vehicle was located a short time later on the roadway a distance away from the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was believed to be impaired by alcohol, however there wasnt enough evidence to place the owner behind the wheel. The owner was sent home for the evening. A short time later while dealing with another incident in Port Clements, the same person drove past the member in a different vehicle. This time there was no question on who was driving. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was investigated for impaired driving. An immediate roadside prohibition was issued to the driver.

    As always, any suspicious activity can be reported to the Masset RCMP at 250-626-3991

    Traffic calls keeping

    RCMP busyTwo impaired drivers caught

    Images courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery/Black Dog PublishingCharles Edenshaws Transformation Mask, circa 1882-1890 is one piece on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

    Artist Charles Edenshaw honoured with book and Vancouver exhibit


    Doris Shadbolts 1986 book Bill Reid beautifully chronicles the career of Canadas best known Haida artist, whose signature works reside at the University of B.C., Vancouver International Airport and the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C.

    French anthropologist Claude Lvi-Strauss declared that Reid tended and revived a flame that was so close to dying, and lifted Northwest Coast aboriginal art onto the world stage.

    More than two decades later comes a book and exhibition to recognize the artist who kept that flame alive at its lowest ebb, and passed it down to Reid and other modern masters of Haida art.

    Charles Edenshaw was born in 1839 and died around 1920, after surviving the second wave of smallpox that devastated aboriginal populations

    along the B.C. coast.In a foreword to the lavishly

    illustrated book Charles Edenshaw, Haida chief and carver James Hart describes how the young artist learned the ancient ways at a time when his culture was struggling to survive European settlement, disease and cultural domination.

    Charles still worked with his Uncle Albert Edenshaw, carving totem poles, argillite, etc., perfecting his artistry,

    Hart writes. Carving was and is our way of

    writing, recording history, showing our prerogatives, our stories, our beliefs, our religion.

    Robert Davidson, perhaps the most famous Haida artist since Reids death in 1998, is Edenshaws great grandson. Davidson and later Hart were taught by Reid, closing a circle that began when Reid learned the Haida way of carving from his maternal grandfather, who had been trained by Charles Edenshaw.

    The magic of Edenshaws work embodies millennia of development of Haida art, Davidson writes in the book.

    An exhibition of more than 200 of Charles Edenshaws works, assembled from public and private collections around the world, is at the Vancouver Art Gallery from Oct. 26 to Feb. 2.

    Charles Edenshaw, the companion book to the exhibition, is published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing, London England.

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    Members of the Rainbow Warriors Dragon Boat team were decked out in pink for the CIBC Walk the Walk breast cancer fundraiser on Oct. 6.

    Walk the Walk breast cancer fundraiser tops $8,000

    A total of 55 participants registered for the CIBC Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 6.

    Everyone was geared up in gumboots and rain coats braving the stormy weather to support the cure for breast cancer. Free hot dogs, cookies and coffee were much appreciated by all of the participants.

    Walkers welcomed the First Nations drummers for the opening ceremony to kick off the first lap around the track. Due to the weather, the drummers were dressed in tradition regalia with plastic ponchos as they

    sang and danced to the beat of their drums. The Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors

    Dragon Boat team also joined in supporting the fight for breast cancer. Volunteers, dressed in pink wigs and boas, set up a breast cancer information table with pamphlets, brochures and giveaways.

    As a result of the effort of the walkers and volunteers, Prince Ruperts CIBC was able to donate a total of $8,268 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The event was a great success considering the horrendous weather.

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    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewSensible BC canvasser Lee Brain collected signatures for the petition pushing a referendum to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana in B.C. at the Harvest Festival. Prince Rupert canvassers have only gathered about 20 per cent of the needed signatures in Prince Rupert.

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    Dates set for Cullens LNG tour By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

    Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP Nathan Cullen has confirmed the first dates of his fall Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tour, including a stop in Prince Rupert.

    Cullen, who is organizing the tour with Friends of Wild Salmon, initiated the tour to give his constituents a voice in the LNG discussion, claiming the federal government has taken peoples voices out of proposals.

    Were experiencing a major transition in the Northwest. Its more important now than ever for people who live here to have their say in guiding how that economic development happens. Were a resource economy and we want to ensure that resource development respects the values we hold as citizens of this

    place, Cullen said. The tour will join LNG proponents,

    First Nations, environmental organizations, economic development groups and other community partners for presentations and discussions that Cullen said will be open, informed and educational.

    Across the Northwest, people are hearing about LNG, but as a new industry we dont necessarily know all that much about it. Our goal is to bring those individual conversations under one roof and bring people the best information possible, Cullen said.

    The LNG tour will kick off in Smithers on Nov. 12, making its way to Prince Rupert on Nov. 15 for an event at the Highliner Hotel starting at 7 p.m.

    The tour will continue in the eastern part of the riding in the new year.

    RCMP investigate Kitkatla arsonOn Oct. 24 at approximately 4 a.m, members

    of the Prince Rupert RCMP Coastal Unit received a complaint of arson in Kitkatla, British Columbia.

    The complainant advised that someone had attempted to set fire to 140 View Street by igniting a fire in the doorway of the building. At the time of the offence, the complainant had been inside the building and they were able to extinguish the fire before any significant damage was caused.

    At this stage of the investigation very few leads have been generated, said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment. To date, this has been the second

    arson in the community in less than a year, the first being a fire that set ablaze the Kitkatla Band Office in December 2012,.

    Both of these investigations remain priorities of the Coastal Unit and the community of Kitkatla. The RCMP are looking to the community of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas for any information that may assist in either of these investigations.

    The Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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    A Prince Rupert city councillor wants to see a policy to manage the high number of feral cats put in place.

    After hearing a number of complaints from residents about the overpopulation of stray cats and kittens in Prince Rupert, Coun. Nelson Kinney said the city needs to address the problem in the coming year.

    It has to be done. The time is now, he said at the Oct. 15 city council meeting.

    This comes after a collection of groups rallied the city to help fund a trap, neuter and release program in 2012.

    The Prince Rupert SPCA requested a $7,500 funds-matching grant from the city in September, 2012 to start the program, but were denied because the cash-strapped city could not afford it.

    Shortly after, Alice Kruta of the Cannery Row Animal Shelter Association and long-time cat advocate Kim St. Pierre approached council to reconsider, but were once again denied.

    Anna Terebka, Prince Rupert SPCA branch manager, said she was pleased the city is acknowledging the issue.

    I finally see a ray of hope for the animal overpopulation problem in Prince Rupert ... his comment was the first step in a long journey ahead, she said.

    At the council meeting, Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem said the subject would be considered by staff moving forward.

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    Health care workers and visitors in patient care areas will be required to have the current influenza vaccination or wear a mask when the annual influenza season returns in December.

    Health care union objections to the policy were rejected by a labour arbitrators ruling this week, a decision Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall called good news for patients.

    The policy can now be enforced for staff across all of B.C.s health authorities, particularly in long-term care facilities, Kendall said Thursday. Visitors will be on an honour system to keep their flu shots up to date or use a mask when they visit friends and relatives, he said.

    The current influenza vaccine is available from doctors and pharmacies around the province, and is free to those with chronic conditions or who come in contact with people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. To find out if you are eligible for a free vaccine, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

    U.S. health care facilities have similar rules and voluntary compliance of staff members is very high, said Kendall, who has been pushing for the restriction for some time. Health employers now have the option of progressive discipline to make sure employees protect against passing on influenza virus to vulnerable patients.

    We obviously hope it wont come to that, because we believe that health care workers do care for their patients, Kendall said.

    The Health Sciences Association, a union representing lab techs and other specialists in the health care system, had argued that

    its members were entitled to make their own decision on whether to get the annual vaccine. It is formulated each year by international health authorities, based on the dominant strains of influenza that are found around the world.

    Kendall said the arbitrator accepted research

    findings from the University of Minnesota that found the vaccine to be 90 per cent effective in years when it is a good match with the virus strain that emerges during winter.

    The study found that a less accurate match causes the effectiveness to drop as low as 40 per cent, but Kendall noted that is better than zero protection, which is what skipping the flu shot provides.

    Arbitrator Robert Diebolt wrote that given the seriousness of influenza, a severe respiratory condition that causes death in frail elderly people each winter, increasing immunization protection is a reasonable policy for health care facilities.

    The Northern View archivesProvincial health of cer Dr. Perry Kendall called the ruling good news for patients.

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  • October 30, 2013 Northern View

    Harbour Theatre Societys Annual General Meeting

    Friday November 1st at 6:00 pm at theTom Rooney Playhouse

    954 3rd Ave West

    Elections will be held and refreshments will be provided.If you are interested in community

    theatre come out and join us.

    We are looking for actors/actresses, costume and set designs, directors and volunteers.For Information contact Secretary Cindy Warren

    at 250-624-2560 or by email

    Martina Perry / The Northern ViewJohn Farrell, far left, and Gerard Dolan, far right, help re ghter Brody Bishop and RCMP Const. Sean Willimott register for Movember. Men throughout Prince Rupert will be growing a mustache over the next month to raise awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of getting tested for it.


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    What would Halloween be without trick-or-treating?

    For youngsters, so much of the fun of Halloween involves scouring the neighborhood with friends in search of candy. While children may have their eyes on the sweet prize, parents may be concerned about their little ones safety.

    To ensure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween, here are some safety tips to follow.

    * Go in groups. Children can be accompanied by their parents while older children should be encouraged to trick-or-treat in groups. Should an emergency occur, having a group of friends around enables someone to call for help or alert an adult.

    * Use a flashlight. When trick-or-treating at night, take steps to improve visibility. This includes using reflective tape on costumes and carrying a flashlight or glow sticks so that other pedestrians as well as drivers will be able to see children.

    * Walk on sidewalks. Wherever possible, trick-or-treaters should use sidewalks and crosswalks. Avoid walking in the street, where the risk of being hit by a car is considerable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says twice as many kids are hit by a car while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year.

    * Avoid distractions. Trick-or-treaters should not be wearing earbuds or talking on a phone while trick-or-treating. They should be

    paying attention to their surroundings and using caution.

    * Do not enter homes. If an adult or even a youngster whom a child does not know offers entry to the home, the trick-or-treater should not enter. Let kids know they should only enter the homes of known friends, and even then they should only do so after getting permission from a parent.

    * Consume only factory-wrapped treats. Well-meaning people may hand out cupcakes or marshmallow cereal treats. The ingredients such people used and the safety of these treats cannot be confirmed, so it is best to stick with store-bought items instead.

    * Wear well-fitting shoes. Shoes

    that are uncomfortable or loose can cause children to fall and risk injury.

    * Adults should drive carefully. All drivers should slow down and anticipate children darting out into the roadways on Halloween. Drive slowly and pay attention to the roads.

    When it comes to making safe costumes, make it visible. Trick-or-treating at night can be, well, tricky. Darkness can make it hard for drivers and other pedestrians to see costume-clad children. If going door-to-door will be happening at night, consider giving children glow sticks or flashlights to carry. There also are reflective tapes that can be attached to costumes that make them light up when lights shine on the tape.

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  • October 30, 2013 Northern View

    The BMWi electric car powered its way with ease around city streets and along picturesque Dutch canals. KEITH MORGAN

    The future is electricAMSTERDAM BMW has joined the race for the electric car dollar.On the evidence of two days driving the funky-looking all-electric i3 through the narrow streets of old Amsterdam and alongside the picturesque canals of rural Holland, the German manufactur-er may have a winner.For starters, it is simply great fun to drive. The lithium-ion battery, encased in an aluminum cage below the five-seater cabin, provides enough in-stant zap to the electric motor to propel the car smoothly to 100 klicks in less than eight seconds. Left the stopwatch

    at home, but counting one-and-two etc. to count seconds, my lips barely mouthed six before the speedo leapt from 80 to 120 km/h while passing.It handles beautifully at any speed and hugs the road; thanks to the technolo-gy-laden aluminum platform, that gives it a very low centre of gravity. Turns on a Euro too, as we found during the many U-turns made on blocked streets.Of course, F1 take-offs will suck the battery dry somewhat more quickly but you need not be a snail in the so-called Comfort mode to achieve the adver-tised 160 kilometres range on a full

    tank, sorry, fully-charged battery. Plug it in at home overnight and you are ready to roar; go for the enhanced charger and raring to go in three hours.The remarkable efficiency is largely due to two factors. The carbon-fibre body is light and regener-ative braking generously juices up the cells. In a two-hour drive, the only time I dropped the anchors was when one of Amsterdams kazillion cyclists cut in front of me. Ruined my score, the blighter.Accepting the more slug-gish EcoPro and EcoPro+ modes will add 20 and 40 km to the range. Frankly, in this configuration the i3, is good for any daily commute between Vancouver and Abbotsford and most journeys in southern Vancouver Island. The very areas where BMW expects to do the most business.The i3 offers premium brand luxury for few dollars short of $45,000. Shell out another $4,000 grand for the unimag-inatively named range-extender and

    you have a car for the Interior and beyond. Way beyond. As the battery runs low, a two-cylinder, 647cc gas engine, which sits neatly by the side of its electric brother, kicks in and generates power to top up the battery. Push it and gas stops will be frequent because only a minuscule nine-litre tank feeds it. However, most folks will get a chance to recharge before too many visits to the pump.There is another hope for those living beyond Hope. Private companies are seriously evaluating the supply of fast char-gers that top up batteries in less than half an hour.

    Eyes will be on the Sea-to-Sky Highway where chargers are now found at Bri-tannia Beach. And they are popping up in parking lots the length and breadth of the province as the popularity of plug-in hybrid models by other brands grows.View our BMWi3 gallery and read more about the electric car at

    The lithium-ion battery provides enough instant zap to the electric motor to propel the car smoothly to 100 klicks in less than eight seconds.Keith Morgan

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    Amid lingering global financial turmoil, recession recovery was already in high-gear at Ford, with an over a 40 per cent year-over-year sales gain that made Ford the top-selling automaker in Canada, in 2009. It was also the year it launched an all-new 2010 model year version of its popular mid-sized family car the Ford Fusion. The 2010 Fusion was offered in SE and SEL trim levels with a choice of a 2.5-litre I4 or a 3.0-litre V6 engines and a 3.5-li-tre V6 powered an all-new Fusion Sport model with all-wheel-drive. Ford also introduced its first hybrid edition of Fusion with an Atkin-son cycle version of the 2.5-litre engine and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (e-CVT). The hybrids battery is a nickel-metal hydride type thats smaller and lighter than com-petitors and its temperature is controlled by air extracted from the passenger cabin. Claimed city/highway fuel consumption

    is a very impressive 4.6/5.4 L/100km. Fuel consumption ratings for the other Fusion engines are as follows; 9.4/6.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 2.5-litre;

    11.1/7.3 (city/highway) for the 3.0-litre V6 models; and 12.7/8.3 (city/highway) for the 3.5-litre with all-wheel drive. A new optional safety feature on the 2010 Fusion (well worth having) was a Blind Spot system

    that comes with Cross Traffic Alert, which was a unique to Ford system. Radar sensors in the rear side quarter panels can detect a moving object within a 20 metre (65-ft) range on either side. Great to have when vision is restricted (as it often is) when backing out of a parking stall. This generation is also a quieter Fusion. Changes to reduce cabin noise levels include an acoustic windshield, thicker front-door glass, new hood insulators,

    additional sound deadening in the trunk and a new headliner in the cabin thats made with an absorption material. An air filter that removes respiratory irritants and toxins from enter-ing the cabin was also a new standard feature of Fusion.A new standard innovation was a fuel filler system called Easy-Fuel. Not only does it eliminate the need to remove a gas cap when filling up, it reduces evap-

    orative emissions. You simply push the fuel-pump nozzle into a gas tank receptacle and it will automatically seal shut when it is removed. Six standard airbags helped the Fusion attain a top five-star crash-test rating. If an air bag is deployed, Fusion also has a unique emergency alert system that flashes the hazard warning lights and sounds the horn, to attract attention. An electronic

    stability-control system with a brake-activated traction control system was a new standard safety feature.The MyKey security system was made a standard feature on the 2011 Fusion, a spotter mirror, to help eliminate blind spots, was incorporated in the door mirrors and the SE edition got standard automatic headlights. No signifi-cant changes were made for 2012.

    Good reliability, owner satis-faction and low cost of repair ratings helped the 2012 Ford Fusion get a Recommend rating from Consumer Reports. Ford Fusion buyers also benefit from having a good supply of them on the market and used prices tend to be reasonable. A potentially great value pre-owned purchase.

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    2010 SEL $11,000 to $14,0002011 SEL $13,000 to $16,0002012 SEL $16,000 to $20,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicles condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

    A potentially great value pre-owned purchase.Bob McHugh


    Amy Lawson, 35, leads an active life.She likes to be outdoors, to play sports, surf, bake and has a thriving social life.Professionally, she was recently pro-moted to be the Territory Manager for Drydock Footwear Group. Her territory covers British Columbia and Alberta. Being on the road is a sizeable component of her work.When it came time to trade in her Nissan Xtrail which she loved to pieces she was torn when deciding what vehicle to purchase.The Xtrail has been a fabulous car, but Ive outgrown it and need something that can better accommodate all my equipment, she says.In the process, she consid-ered SUVs, hatchbacks and crossovers. The Ford Flex, Ford Escape, Honda Pilot, Mitsubishi Outlander were on her list to look at.Amy states, When I started to research vehicles, the No. 1 thing on my priority list was interior space. I needed lots of it.She continues, I didnt mind if the vehicle wasnt sexy! I need functional. Good looks were secondary to me.Because of her current role, it requires travelling around the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, BC and Alberta with various promotional gear, display units, sample products and more. Not to mention, if she can pack in her sports equipment like her bicycle, snow-board or surfboard in, too, that would

    be even better.Price was also a factor for her. I had a budget to work with, and I needed my payments to be around $500 a month, Amy mentions. And since Id be spending a fair amount of time behind the wheel, Id

    need something that was comfortable, too.When chatting about potential matches, the idea of a minivan came up.I saw the excitement in her eyes.In her personal life, she is not the typical minivan candidate. With no children to drive to hockey or soccer practice, some people might question her enthusiasm. But to her, it seemed

    like the perfect fit.I was just so excited about it. Minivans make life so much easier and you can just do so much with them, she explains.It made a lot more sense than a pickup and much more sense than an SUV.A few minivans/minivan-esque vehicles she looked into were the Honda Odys-sey, Toyota Sienna and Mazda5.Though the Honda and Toyota appealed to her, it was the Dodge Grand Caravan that had exactly what she was looking for. It was in her price range and had some handy features that would allow easy loading and unloading of her gear. She even really likes its look.Amy tells me, I can fit two mountain

    bikes inside with people and still have room for more.The Dodge Grand Caravan that she selected is the Crewe trim, which also came with some extras. She has a tow-ing package, a rear DVD entertainment system (perfect for passing time on ferry rides!), Stow n Go seats, remote keyless entry to the doors and liftgate and more.While she cant be happier with her purchase, the signing on the dotted line did make her heart beat quite a bit faster.Theres a lot of anxiety to buying a

    car. Its a big purchase and you want to make sure you make the best choice you can.And speaking of choices, the biggest question when selecting her chariot of choice?Should I get the white one or the black one?! she jokingly asked.She went with black.When looking back on the experience and looking at her Grand Caravan, she happily says, What I didnt think would be very sexy vehicle ended up being the sexiest to me. And theres so much space!

    Ladies, if youre looking at buying a new vehicle and would like some suggestions/assistance, email the Car Girls Garage and you could potentially be featured in Driveway.Include your name, email address where best to be reached, a little bit about yourself, what youre looking for and what price range you need to work with.

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    In her personal life, she is not the typical minivan candidate.Alexandra Straub

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    By Rob Sass

    Most of the focus on the collector car world comes from televised auctions where six-figure cars are the norm, so its easy to conclude that the average person is priced out of the collector car world. But the fact of the matter is there are still plenty of interesting collectible cars out there for under 10 grand. Granted, they tend to be from the 1970s and 1980s rather than the 1950s or 1960s, but theyre all fun to drive and relatively easy to live with.

    Here are five of our favorites:

    1. 1985-93Ford Mustang: The third generation or Fox platformMustangbrought affordable V-8 muscle back to the masses. Although it was intro-duced in 1979, better breathing cylinder heads and a re-designed four-barrel carburetor in 1985 pushed horsepower above 200 for the first time since the early 1970s. The relatively light and simple design of the car made the best use of the newfound ponies. While the oldest are just under 30 years old, the collector world is starting to wake up. Still, nice 5.0-liter V-8 examples of all three body styles (coupe, hatchback and convertible) are still avail-able in LX and GT trim for 10 grand or less.

    2. 1966-77 Ford Bronco: The Bronco pushes the 10 grand budget the most and youll have to look hard to find an unrusted or unmodified original Bronco in this price range, but they do occasionally lurk on Craigslist. Competition for the likes of the Interna-tional Harvester Scout, early Broncos look right in

    the way that early Land Rovers do and collectors have taken a big shine to them lately. Buy now.

    3. 1965-69Chevrolet Corvair Corsa coupe: The poor Corvair. Shunned by Chevy fans and import fans alike, it really is a poor-mans Porsche, with styling on the second generation cars as nice as anything to come out of Germany, Italy or the U.S. at that time. Corvairs pioneered the use of turbocharging, and later cars could be made to handle quite well with some relatively inexpensive modifications, in spite of what Ralph Nader said. Incidentally, the 50th anniversary of the book Unsafe at Any Speed is coming up the year after next. Good reason to buy a Corvair, we think. Jay Leno loves his red Corsa Coupe.

    4. 1983-91Porsche 944 coupe: The vintage Porsche market is on fire right now, with some cars appreciating 300 percent or more over the last five years. All have one thing in common theyre air cooled and the engine is in the back. Water-cooled front-engine Porsches have yet to see the love from collectors, and we think that the 944 is one of the best of the bunch. A derivative of the nicely balanced but underpowered 924, the fender bulges and smoother and more powerful balance shaft-equipped twin-cam four was just was Dr. Porsche ordered to make the 944 a credible performance car. Maintenance doesnt come cheaply (break a timing belt and youll wish you hadnt been born), but the 944 is a bargain-priced precision instrument for dissecting curvy back roads.

    5. 1976 Chevrolet Corvette: Malaise-eraCor-vettesget a bum rap from most Corvette fans but in reality, theyre quite nice and anything but pathetically slow. The move from gross to net horsepower makes it seem as though power was down more than it really was, and mid-1970s Cor-vettes came in some great colors with nice options like competition-inspired gymkhana suspension and

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  • Mazda, on a global scale, is a small company, so developing new products is a major undertaking. This is why they shared engineering with the Ford Motor Company for many years but that relationship dissolved in 2010. Instead of modifying existing, co-developed vehicles platforms, engines and transmission, the company took a radical turn in the way they develop new products. Im sure by now you have seen Mazdas ads for Skyactiv Technol-ogy. This is the name for their radical design and manufacturing approach. By engineering vehicles from a blank sheet of paper, Mazda could focus on simplifying the manufacturing process to save money, a crucial part of this small companies survival. This new 2014 Maz-da3 is the third vehicle to be built using Mazdas Skyactiv Technology, behind the Mazda CX-5 SUV and Mazda6 sedan.


    The platform used to build this all new Mazda3 is a shared chassis with the other two Skyactiv products. They elongate, widen or shorten the platform to suit each vehicle. In this case, it is slightly shorter then the CX-5. In fact, the new Mazda3 is lower, wider and slightly shorter than the last model but the wheelbase has been stretched by 60mm. This pushes the wheels out to the corner of the car, providing a solid stance and improving interior space. Then Mazda went about hand forming the body to produce a style that conveys motion, even standing still. Sold as a sedan or hatchback, the long hood, sweeping lines and powerful stance make a statement in a class that can be rather subdued.


    The goal for this latest model was to have a dynamic looking interior, fitted with materials and features not typically found in a compact car. The dashboard is covered with, not only a soft material, rather a plush-feeling dash. Then there is the dash-mounted communication screen placed in the centre of the dash. This is standard on the middle GS and upper GT trim; the base GX is not so lucky. The driver can touch the screen to access music, navigation and phone settings but once the car is in motion the screen is only adjustable through a rotary dial controller between the front seats. Mazda places three, easy-to-memories, buttons above the dial for access to the most common functions. On the top GT model there is even a heads-up display that sits right on top of the drivers instrument cluster, helping to keep the information high enough that it focuses the driver s attention on the road. The seats are com-fortable and can be fitted with leather on the top model. Even though Mazda lengthened the wheelbase by 60mm, the back seat isnt long on legroom.


    By developing the direct injection engines, chassis and transmission at the same

    time, the Mazda engineers were able to shed weight. The lighter platform and powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder with 155hp is

    a nice match on the base and GS trim levels, driving either a 6-speed manual or all-new 6-speed automatic. The top GT is equipped with a 2.5L engine with 184hp but is only available with the automatic. Im surprised that the manual is not offered with this engine, as driving enthusi-ast will be attracted to this engine right away. On the road, the steering is very quick and the feedback well above average. The previous Mazda3 was at

    the top of the class in terms of driving dynamics and this new model takes it to a whole new level. Im confident in saying that this new model feels like a much more expensive car.


    The standard features list is strong, including keyless entry, push button start, Bluetooth and USB connectivity for $15,995. If you equip the base model with air conditioning and automatic transmission, the price jumps to $18,795. The middle GS trim is the place most Canadians will shop and the range is from $19,695-$22,595 for things like heated seats, leather steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and more. The top GT with

    the larger engine, 18-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, Bose stereo and navigation, ranges from $25,855-$$29,855. As you can see, the price can ratchet up rather quickly. The upside is that this is a car that can provide solid, fun to drive transpor-tation, wrapped in a stylish package.

    Higher-end models feel like a much more expensive car, with qualities not found previously in this class of car. So, the price might be justified. I truly believe that Mazda is onto something, this is the best car in the compact class.

    B10 Northern View October 30, 2013

    For as long as Alexandra Straub recalls, she has loved cars. She can even remember thinking at the age of six, Only ten more years until I can get my licence!Born in Zurich, Switzerland to Hungarian parents, she moved to Canada when she was just a baby.Spending her summers in Budapest with her grandparents helped cultivate a strong liking for motorsports. Alexandra can remember watching F1 races with her grandfather, and still does even when she goes to visit.Over a decade ago, Alexandra started her career in the automotive industry. Since then, she has had countless stories and photos published. You can fi nd her work online, in newspapers, magazines and on television. She has hosted Shifting Gears Automotive TV and regularly makes appearances on various shows talking about, you guessed it, all things automotive.When shes not testing out the latest in vehicular goodness, youll either fi nd her on a motorcycle (she tests and writes about those, too), on a track or traveling the world.While she considers her job her hobby, Alexandra enjoys other activities that dont necessarily involve wheels, engines or motors. Growing up on the North Shore of Vancouver, she loves the mountains and the ocean. An avid snowboarder and a wannabe surfer, count on her enjoying the outdoors when she has the chance. And to really help her relax, she scrapbooks.Share your thoughts and requests with Alexandra

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    For as long as Alexandra Straub recalls, Ive been writing about cars for over 25 years and Im a long-term member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). My auto background is mainly in the service side of the industry as Ive always had a keen interest in knowing how things work. Especially those oily, greasy parts that make the wheels go around.My fi rst car was an early sixties Triumph Herald Coupe (web example photo) that was traded-in to a dealership where I worked as an apprentice auto mechanic, back in Dublin, Ireland. It spent more time off the road, being repaired, than on the road, during my time as its owner. A Herald had the same chassis and a similar powertrain as the much nicer looking Triumph Spitfi re, which was sold in North America.At the BC Automobile Association I initially worked as a mobile Vehicle Inspector in the Vehicle Inspection Service. The vehicle was an AMC Gremlin and it was painted to look like a cut-away or skeleton view of the cars mechanical bits. A small car with a big gas-guzzling engine, a Gremlin was an odd choice of vehicle for that job and the paint job just added to its weirdness, yet I grew to like it. Currently I enjoy serving on the AJAC Technology Awards panel and have also been involved in the promotion of trade skills training for young people in BC. When time permits, I still like to get my hands dirty and give my son a helping hand with, his pride and joy, a 1966 Ford Thunderbird

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    Ian Harwood has been involved in the light truck industry for the past 30 years. His career started with the opening of a small 4-wheel drive shop in the early 80s. This shop was involved in custom fabrication, complete 4x4 rebuilds, and sales of off-road related products. This would prepare him for hiscurrentposition as Manager for Custom Truck Parts, one of the largest accessory warehouses in Canada.Ian started hisjournalism career in the late1090s with a column in a national magazine for automotive enthusiasts. In the spring of 2005 Ian was approached by a local news outlet to write a weekly column. Wilderness exploring, fi shing and four wheeling have been his passion since he was a teenager.Some memorable moments in Ians career are fl ying in byhto the famous RubiconTrail in Northern California and driving a 2007 Jeep Wrangler out of the backwoods, up a waterfall and out of the trail to Lake Tahoe.

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    Ask Keiths media contemporaries to describe his approach to anything he undertakes and you will hear such words as passion, enthusiasm, energy and innovation used repeatedly.Never in neutral, the Brit-trained news guy drives projects as he would a fi nely tuned car, adding the options and features along the way to make the experience as good as it can be.Indeed, Keith is an innovator in developing editorial content for all media platforms and a master at weaving informative and entertaining material of wide appeal into imaginative revenue generation projects.He launched his journalistic career in 1975 as a reporter for his hometown newspaper in Blackpool, England, moving to Vancouver in 1980 where he began a 32-year-career with The Province/Vancouver Sun. Latterly he created such highly profi table and readable specialty sections at the papers as Driving and Sunday Homes.The multiple-award-winner broadened his media experience by authoring two books, making regular TV appearances, hosting talk shows in Vancouver and Kelowna and writing and executive producing The Province Road Test quiz show for prime time TV.Away from the day job, Keith has donated his creative abilities in support of the Coast Foundations Courage to Come Back Awards, the United Way and the Christmas

    Keith Morgan

    Zack Spencer is a professional broadcaster, writer and host covering all media, including TV, radio, print and on-line. For over 21 years Zack has been covering every aspect of the new and used car automotive marketplace as an automotive journalist. Many will recognize Zack as the host and writer for the national TV program called Driving Television, which has been running for over 10 years on Global TV. Also on GlobalBC and BC1 are new automotive reviews and automotive product information segments. Driving With Zack Spencer is the name of the national radio program he hosts every week on the Corus Radio Network. On-line is a fast growing part of the media business and Zack has developed his own outlet called where he posts his articles and high quality video reviews of new vehicles. On YouTube, his channel called MotormouthCanada has over 5000 subscribers and millions of video views.This unique combination of electronic media capability and writing has propelled him to be one of the top automotive personalities in Canada.Zack is married with two sons and lives in Vancouver BC. Photography, traveling and spending time with his family along with a full work schedule keep him busy.

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    Mazda is onto something. This is the best car in the compact class.Zack Spencer

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    October is Fall Car Care Month. Why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency break-down later, says the Car Care Council. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the Car Care Council recommends five proac-tive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.1. Battery Keep the battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so its wise to check the battery and charging system. Because batteries dont always give warning signs be-fore they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old. 2. Heater, Defrosters and Wiper Blades Check that the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system are working properly as heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safe-ty reasons, such as defrosting. Fall is also a great time to check your air filters. Wiper blades

    that are torn, cracked or dont properly clean your windshield should be replaced. As a general rule, wiper blades should be re-placed every six months. When changing the blades, be sure to also check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir.3. Tires Check the tires, including the tire pressure and tread depth. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly as tires lose pressure when temperatures drop.

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    Most vehicles start out with a new car smell, but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and poten-tially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, youll be able to breathe easy knowing there is no harmful damage to your car, said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.The Car Care Council recom-mends a sniff test of your vehicle to identify any unusual smells, including the following six warning signs:1. The smell of burnt rubber

    could be slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys. Do not reach in if the engine

    compartment is hot.2. The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the leak, look for oil on the pavement or smoke coming from the engine area.3. The smell of gasoline

    is likely the sign of a gas leak in some area of the vehicle such as a fuel injector line or the fuel tank. Any smell of fuel can result in a possible fire hazard, so immediate attention should be given.4. The sweet smell of syrup may be a sign that your car is leak-ing engine coolant from a leaky component related to the cars cooling system. Do not open the

    radiator cap when it is hot.5. The smell of burning carpet could be a sign of brake trouble and a safety hazard. Have your brakes checked right away, especially if this smell is hap-pening during normal driving

    conditions.6. The smell of rotten eggs is never a good one and, if you smell it coming from your ve-hicle, it could mean a problem with your catalytic converter not converting the hydrogen

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    According to the nonprofit National Institute for Auto-motive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by incorporating a few good practices. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go green both for the environment and ones own wallet.Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ASE:

    Keep the engine running at its peak performance. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 per cent. Replace filters and fluids as recommended in the manual. A well-tuned engine pollutes less and uses less. Moreover, neglect-ed engine performance problems can cause costly repairs over timeIf you do your own repairs, be a good steward of the environ-ment. Dispose of engine fluids and batteries properly. A single

    quart of used motor oil can pollute thousands of gallons of water. Antifreeze poured on the ground can poison wildlife and household pets. Check around at local repair facilities to see if they accept used fluids and parts, or call your local govern-ment agencies for information on proper disposal and recycling.Keep tires properly inflated and aligned. If your air pressure is low, you force the engine to work harder and burn more gas-oline. Tires that are misaligned

    also make your vehicle work harder. Consider, too, that poorly maintained tires wear out faster, which means more discards have to be scraped, recycled, or sent to the landfill.Have your vehicles air condi-tioning system serviced only by a technician qualified to handle and recycle refrigerants. Older systems contain ozone-deplet-ing chemicals, which could be released into the atmosphere through improper service. If you have used any over-the-counter

    remedies such as system seal-ants or self-service refrigerants, let the technician know prior to servicing the vehicle.Avoid speeding and sudden accelerations. Both habits guzzle gas and put extra wear-and-tear on your vehicles engine, trans-mission, steering and suspension system, and other components. Use cruise control and anticipate traffic patterns ahead. As a side benefit, your brakes will last longer, too.Consolidate daily errands to

    eliminate unnecessary driving. When waiting for friends or fam-ily, shut off the engine. Remove excess items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage. Remove that roof-top luggage carrier after vacations to reduce air drag.While there is no single vehicle thats ideal for every lifestyle, regular car care and gentler driving lets you maximize gas mileage for your particular make and model saving you money and helping the environment.

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    A tires number one enemy isnt road hazards; its under-inflation. Most drivers know low tire pres-sure can lead to skidding, hydroplaning and blow outs, even losing control of a vehicle. Yet most people arent aware of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in their vehicle and they dont recognize the low tire pressure light that could save their life. According to Transport Canada, a recent study indicated that about 50 per cent of the vehicles on the road in Canada have at least one tire that is either over or under-inflated by more than 10 per cent. In fact, 10 per cent of all vehicles surveyed had at least one tire underinflated by 20 per cent. This represents a real safety issue. Canada Safety Council states that under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. In the U.S., the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates 660 people per year are killed as a result of under-inflated tires. Low tire pressure has a big impact on road safety. Since you cant always tell if a tires pressure is low just by looking at it, tire pressure monitoring systems were created to warn drivers when this happens. The symbol, which illuminates on the dashboard, appears like a treaded horseshoe surrounding an exclamation mark. TPMS is such an important safety feature, but were finding a lot of drivers dont know what TPMS is and there is skepticism about its value, says Carey Hull, director of retail products, Kal Tire. Just like seatbelts and air bags, TPMS can save lives. We want to help Canadians understand TPMS, what the warning light looks like and what to do when they see the symbol light up on their dashboard. A tire loses its ability to manage the vehicles

    weight when pressure drops as little as five per cent. As a result, steering, braking and suspension can suffer. If the TPMS senses your tire is under-in-flated by 25 per cent or more below the vehicle manufacturers recommended air pressure, the TPMS symbol illuminates on your dashboard. This is a warning to pull over and check your tire pres-sure. Once checked, if the tires all appear normal, proceed with caution to a tire service centre to have them properly inspected. Ideally, everyone would check their tire pressure monthly, long before its ever under-inflated by 25 per cent, because at that point, you could be in danger, says Hull. Ideally drivers would never see the TPMS symbol illuminate on their dashboard, but if they do, we want them to be able to respond appropriately. Starting in 2007, TPMS became a legislated feature on all passenger vehicles sold in the United States, the first country to mandate TPMS. Today, nearly 70 per cent of new vehicles sold in Canada are TPMS-equipped, but the feature isnt mandated here. Schrader International, the leading supplier of TPMS sensors, valves, tools and training, predicts that over the next decade, TPMS will be a standard safety feature on all vehicles globally. Initially, there was a lot of skepticism from people in the US as well, says Trevor Potter, vice presi-dent sales and marketing, North America, Schrader International. Drivers didnt yet understand the value of having a system that automatically detects low tire pressure, but thats changed in the last few years. In the US, more and more people know what it is now, and they appreciate it.

    We are approaching a busy season for winter tire changeovers. Consumers should be aware of what

    needs to be done to the TPMS in their vehicle when changing tires. If a new set of wheels are being purchased with new tires, new TPMS sensors may need to also be purchased and the system will need to be reset. If a set of tires are being installed on existing rims, then TPMS service will be required. The extra service fee charged to ensure the system is working on new tires sometimes confuses and upsets Canadians who havent heard of TPMS, says Hull. There is a sense of frustration from people when they come into the store and they have to have TPMS work done, but once we explain what it is and that it could prevent tire failure, people are more accepting.

    When new vehicles first started entering Canada with TPMS installed, Kal Tire chose to embrace the technology and the safety it gives drivers. All Kal Tire technicians are fully trained in TPMS proce-dures and are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools in order to ensure the TPMS is working properly. Maintaining the TPMS in a vehicle may cost a few extra dollars, but it will also save money. Tires that wear evenly last longer. Some tire manufacturers advise that just five PSI below placard pressure could lessen a tires life by as much as 25 per cent. Proper tire inflation also provides better fuel economy, saving money at the pump. Most importantly, maintaining the TPMS in a vehicle can save lives.

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    Parents and students should take a second look at automotive repair, a high-tech career that is always in demand and cant be outsourced overseas.Parents, if becoming an auto-motive technician is not high on your list of career choices for your child, perhaps its time to look again. Automotive service and repair has changed dramatically in just the span of a generation. High-tech systems unheard of 30 years ago are now standard equipment on much of the nations fleet of vehi-cles: stability and traction control systems, adaptive cruise control and variable valve timing, just to name a few. And more changes are on the way: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles are commonplace; hydrogen fuel cell and other alternative fuel vehicles are deployed in municipal fleets around the country; and Internet connections, voice recognition commands and GPS mapping are available in economy to luxury models. Given the advance of technology and a richly varied automotive industry that offers an array of positions and career paths, the future is bright for talented young persons with math, science,

    communications and technical skills. And unlike many high-tech careers that require four, six, or even eight years of college, automotive technology careers can begin after just two years of education. As with any career, lifelong learning and continuing education is necessary, but the simple fact is, students in automo-tive technology can get out into the real world sooner and with less college debt. Moreover, job growth looks strong into the foreseeable future. Statistics indicate a 30 percent growth rate through 2020, mak-ing technicians one of the top 20 jobs with relatively high median earnings and the potential for significant job openings over the next decade. And with the out-sourcing of jobs picking up steam first manufacturing jobs, now computer programming, customer call-center work, and accounting

    services all going overseas it should be comforting to know that automotive service and repair is fairly immune to such moves. So, what kind of work is out there?The jobs run the gamut from line technician to service consultant, service director, or store owner. There is work in parts, parts distri-bution and wholesaling; collision repair, painting, and damage estimating; vehicle maintenance, repair, and performance upgrades; and motorsports. Theres the growing field of high-perfor-mance machining and rebuilding. There is work in technical areas, training, or in management at the corporate level for national franchises, vehicle manufacturers, and private and municipal fleets. There are positions with high schools and community colleges, as well as proprietary schools, as instructors. Still other technicians find themselves moving into sales, marketing, and business man-agement. Countless automotive aftermarket executives got their start turning wrenches, though nowadays the tool of choice is as likely to be a diagnostic computer and monitor.In fact, so many people have

    started their careers in the automotive aftermarket as an auto technician that it is viewed as something of a portal career. For those whose true calling is in the service bay, its far from a

    dead-end career. Top-notch tech-nicians well versed in computer diagnostics and the latest engine performance and driveabilty solutions can and do command top-dollar salaries. Pride in work,

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